Rare UK screening of Elisabeth Subrin’s classic film Shulie, with a q and a afterwards with the director.
Thursday 29 April 2021 19:00 – 20:30 BST Online Tickets are free but registration is required. Book your place here
About this Event
The Centre for Film and Aesthetic Cultures at the University of Reading is delighted to host an online screening of Shulie, a shot-by-shot remake of an obscure 1967 documentary on Shulamith Firestone, an American art student who was on the cusp of becoming a major figure within the newly resurgent women’s movement with her 1970 work, The Dialectic of Sex. Director Elisabeth Subrin will join feminist scholars Natalie Thomlinson and Rachel Garfield in conversation after the screening to discuss the legacy of both the film and of Firestone, before taking questions from the audience. Called ‘a thing of wonder’ by the New Yorker, Shulie raises fascinating questions about the sometimes difficult place of the feminist past in the feminist present that are still central today, and, in the director’s own words, seeks to ‘investigate the mythos and residue of the late 60s’.
Elisabeth Subrin is Brooklyn-based filmmaker, visual artist, writer and associate professor of film and media arts at Temple University. Her critically acclaimed feature narrative A Woman, A Part was released theatrically in 2017 and played in film festivals globally. Her award-winning short films and installations have screened and exhibited internationally in film festivals, museums and galleries. Subrin has had solo screenings and exhibitions at venues such as The Museum of Modern Art, NY, The Cinematheque Francais, The Vienna Vienale, The Film Society of Lincoln Center, the Rotterdam International Film Festival, and in a retrospective at Sue Scott Gallery in New York. A 2020 Fulbright Fellow, she’s currently working on a film and book project about the late French actress Maria Schneider, best known for her role in Last Tango In Paris. She was the creator and editor of the feminist blog Who Cares About Actresses?